Stowaway Awards 2017

Finally! We kick Awards Season off in earnest with the Important Announcement of the winners of the 2017 Stowaways.

Best Track

Winner: Jean-Michel Jarre with Pet Shop Boys, for Brick England.

Best Album

These were the nominees:

  • The Avalanches – Wildflower
  • David Bowie – Blackstar
  • Clarke Hartnoll – 2Square
  • C Duncan – The Midnight Sun
  • I Monster – Bright Sparks
  • Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise
  • Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène 3
  • Pet Shop Boys – Super
  • Shit Robot – What Follows
  • Yello – Toy

Winner: Jean-Michel Jarre, who had a particularly good year and stood a better chance of winning than most, with Oxygène 3.

Best Reissue / Compilation

The nominees:

  • Air – Twentyears
  • Cicero – Future Boy
  • The Human League – Anthology – A Very British Synthesizer Group
  • New Order – Complete Music
  • Dusty Springfield – Reputation

Winner: The Human League

Best Artist

Winner: Jean-Michel Jarre

Best Live Act

Winner: Pet Shop Boys

Best Ambient Track

Nominated were:

  • Air – Adis Abebah
  • Delerium – Ghost Requiem
  • Enigma – Sadeness (Part II)
  • I Monster – Alan R Pearlman and the ARPiological exploration of the cosmos
  • Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène (Part 17)

Winner: Delerium, for Ghost Requiem

Best Dance Act / Remixer

Potential winners included:

  • The Avalanches
  • Clarke Hartnoll
  • Stuart Price
  • Röyksopp
  • Shit Robot

Winner: Shit Robot

Best Newcomer

Winner: C Duncan

Innovation Award

Winner: Jean-Michel Jarre

Outstanding Contribution

Could have been any of the following:

  • David Bowie
  • Vince Clarke
  • Delerium
  • Enigma
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Winner: Delerium

That’s an unprecedented four out of ten for Jean-Michel Jarre. All being well, we’ll do the BRIT and Grammy Awards over the next couple of weeks.

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Stowaway Awards 2017 – Nominations

Now for the moment that you have, of course, all been waiting for: the announcement of the nominees for the 2017 Stowaway Awards. As always in recent years, there will be exactly ten awards, one of which (Best Track) you know already from the countdown a couple of weeks ago. Here are five more key nominations!

Best Album

  • The Avalanches – Wildflower
  • David Bowie – Blackstar
  • Clarke Hartnoll – 2Square
  • C Duncan – The Midnight Sun
  • I Monster – Bright Sparks
  • Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise
  • Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène 3
  • Pet Shop Boys – Super
  • Shit Robot – What Follows
  • Yello – Toy

Best Reissue / Compilation

  • Air – Twentyears
  • Cicero – Future Boy
  • The Human League – Anthology – A Very British Synthesizer Group
  • New Order – Complete Music
  • Dusty Springfield – Reputation

Best Ambient Track

  • Air – Adis Abebah
  • Delerium – Ghost Requiem
  • Enigma – Sadeness (Part II)
  • I Monster – Alan R Pearlman and the ARPiological exploration of the cosmos
  • Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène (Part 17)

Best Dance Act / Remixer

  • The Avalanches
  • Clarke Hartnoll
  • Stuart Price
  • Röyksopp
  • Shit Robot

Outstanding Contribution

  • David Bowie
  • Vince Clarke
  • Delerium
  • Enigma
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Chart for stowaways – 26 November 2016

Apologies for the slight delay in service here…

  1. C Duncan – The Midnight Sun
  2. Yello – Toy
  3. Delerium – Mythologie
  4. Air – Twentyears
  5. Cicero – Future Boy
  6. Shit Robot – What Follows
  7. David Bowie – Legacy
  8. Pink Floyd – The Early Years – 1965-72
  9. Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise
  10. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon

Chart for stowaways – 29 October 2016

Here are this week’s top ten albums:

  1. Delerium – Mythologie
  2. C Duncan – The Midnight Sun
  3. Air – Twentyears
  4. Yello – Toy
  5. Cicero – Future Boy
  6. Shit Robot – What Follows
  7. Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise
  8. Clarke Hartnoll – 2Square
  9. I Monster – Bright Sparks
  10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

Chart for stowaways – 15 October 2016

These are the week’s top albums:

  1. Air – Twentyears
  2. Delerium – Mythologie
  3. Shit Robot – What Follows
  4. Cicero – Future Boy
  5. Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise
  6. Clarke Hartnoll – 2Square
  7. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
  8. I Monster – Bright Sparks
  9. Pet Shop Boys – Super
  10. New Order – Music Complete

Chart for stowaways – 1 October 2016

Here are the top albums:

  1. Shit Robot – What Follows
  2. Air – Twentyears
  3. Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise
  4. Cicero – Future Boy
  5. Clarke Hartnoll – 2Square
  6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
  7. I Monster – Bright Sparks
  8. Pet Shop Boys – Super
  9. New Order – Music Complete
  10. Wolfgang Flür – Eloquence

Preview – Cicero

A very long time ago, Pet Shop Boys started their first record label, Spaghetti, and pretty much their only signing was a Scottish singer called Cicero. Out of print for the longest time, his album Future Boy comes out again in a couple of weeks. Here’s a taster: